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News video games 25 June 2020, 15:29

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Silent Hills Borrowed Phantom Pain's Budget? Kojima Responds

Kojima Productions referred to recent rumors about Silent Hills - an article of Gameblog.fr, according to which the creators took money for the project from the budget allocated to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and the demo was created without Konami's knowledge.

The new Silent Hill was supposed to be Kojima's secret project, who found a shady way to finance it...

There have been various rumors about the future of the Silent Hill series for a long time. However, the latest one focuses on its past. We are talking about the P.T. project. the demo of the canceled Silent Hills. Gameblog.fr reported that Hideo Kojima was supposed to create the project with a small team in secret from Konami (many of the publisher's employees found out about the game only after the demo appeared). This in itself would not be reprehensible: more than one series started its life as a secret project (see Super Smash Bros. ). However, the French editorial staff also reported that the Japanese studio took the money to work on P.T. from the budget allocated to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima was supposed to create a shell company (a fictional company with no office and no employees) in collaboration with Sony to release P.T. on PlayStation Network.

Such serious allegations had to be met with a response, but we had to wait until yesterday for Kojima Productions to answer. Jay Boor, studio's head of communication and marketing, assured that the information contained in the Gameblog.fr's article is "categorically false". His statement was quoted by the company in a Tweet and the French website added an update (although no reference was made to the accuracy of the initial report).

Unfortunately, this is the only rumor the Japanese developer referred to. Of course, it's hard to expect Kojima Productions to be able to comment on numerous rumors about the return of Silent Hill in the current situation. Nevertheless, fans would be happy to hear about possible new projects from Hideo Kojima.

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